Pictured Tales: From Courtly Narratives to Medieval Short Stories

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Highlighting the importance of imagery in relation to some of Japan's best-known classical tales, this exhibition at the Nezu Museum takes up visual depictions of stories like The Tales of IseThe Tale of Genji and The Tale of the Heike, presenting the pictures through which these epics were given life in Heian-era Japan. From handheld scrolls and picture books to large-scale folding screens, the highly detailed displays are sure to tickle your imagination, whether you've read the original stories or not.

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